The start of European Fish Week got under way on Saturday June 5th and alongside a range of seminars, talks and associated events, lead organisers OCEAN2012 have launched a petition calling on Commissioner Maria Damanaki to put environmental sustainability at the heart of European fisheries policy .

The start of European Fish Week got under way on Saturday June 5th and alongside a range of seminars, talks and associated events, lead organisers OCEAN2012 have launched a petition calling on Commissioner Maria Damanaki to put environmental sustainability at the heart of European fisheries policy .

The inaugural event that closes on June 13th intends on giving all organisations and individuals across Europe a voice and role to play in the fundamental reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

OCEAN2012 member groups, including Seas At Risk, will be organising events and activities throughout Europe, such as film screenings, panel discussions, food tastings and beachside activities.

The petition calls on the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, to enshrine environmental sustainability as the overarching principle of the future Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in order to achieve long term economic and social sustainability. Such a strategy is considered vital in order to stop overfishing and to deliver fair and equitable use of abundant fish stocks.

To sign the petition, for a list of events and for more information

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